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Hi there,
i have recently been diagnosed withe a hiatus hernia in my stomach. I have a number of very painful symptoms, such as, chest pain, fullness under my breast bone and rib cage,back pain,ocassional pain down my arms etc...Does anybody out there have info or suffer with this same condition? If so please talk to me about it.
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replied June 1st, 2004
I'm In Constant Pain And I Really Sympathise
I was diagnosed with a hiatus hernia about a week ago and have been prescribed antacids and gaviscon however they are having little or no effect that I can feel.
I also feel very constricted when trying to breathe and because of this have been experiencing panic attacks.
I hope you feel better soon and just remember: you're not alone.

Feel better

iamcobain

Crying or Very sad
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replied January 22nd, 2012
Sliding Hiatal Hernia
I was diagnosed with a sliding hiatal hernia yesterday. I know very little about it. I have been having feelings of being bloated for months. I understand now that this is one of the symptoms. I have occassional angina, sometimes bad enough it feels like a heart attack. I guess this is one of the symptoms also. The doctor said that there is nothing to be concerned about and I'm not so sure this is true. Does anyone know anything about this condition?
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replied March 6th, 2012
Sliding Hiatus Hernia
Hi I was diagnosed with sliding Hiatus Hernia 2 weeks ago,having had really bad chest and back pains,I take lansoprasal, and 10ml of gaviscon before food,eat small amounts. Try not to bend so as to push your stomach up to your chest.And try not to over excert yourself.If you look up BUPA SITE ON THIS SUBJECT it will alay your fears. I did and now understand it a lot better and not so worried.hope this helps,all the best
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replied March 6th, 2012
Sliding Hiatus Hernia
Hi I was diagnosed with sliding Hiatus Hernia 2 weeks ago,having had really bad chest and back pains,I take lansoprasal, and 10ml of gaviscon before food,eat small amounts. Try not to bend so as to push your stomach up to your chest.And try not to over excert yourself.If you look up BUPA SITE ON THIS SUBJECT it will alay your fears. I did and now understand it a lot better and not so worried.hope this helps,all the best
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replied December 3rd, 2012
Hiatal Hernia
I was diagnosed with hiatal hernia too. I did try everything nothing helped. I saw on you tube a video how they can pull or massage back the hernia. I went to a hiatal hernia massage treatment and she did pull back my hernia.
Since than I'm feeling much better.
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replied January 22nd, 2012
Sliding Hiatal Hernia
I was diagnosed with a sliding hiatal hernia yesterday. I know very little about it. I have been having feelings of being bloated for months. I understand now that this is one of the symptoms. I have occassional angina, sometimes bad enough it feels like a heart attack. I guess this is one of the symptoms also. The doctor said that there is nothing to be concerned about and I'm not so sure this is true. Does anyone know anything about this condition?
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replied January 22nd, 2012
Sliding Hiatal Hernia
I was diagnosed with a sliding hiatal hernia yesterday. I know very little about it. I have been having feelings of being bloated for months. I understand now that this is one of the symptoms. I have occassional angina, sometimes bad enough it feels like a heart attack. I guess this is one of the symptoms also. The doctor said that there is nothing to be concerned about and I'm not so sure this is true. Does anyone know anything about this condition?
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replied June 9th, 2004
I was just diagnosed with a hernia today, lower groin. It's very painful, haven't gotten the perscription meds yet (painkillers), he perscribed me to percased, 350mg tablets...

It's a problem because everywhere I read this type of hernia has to be corrected, and the sooner the better...No insurance right now...Big problem.

I know what your going through, try having your testicles hurt constantly, and you can't pass bowels, have to wait and wait for it to just slip out, otherwise you risk making it worse if you push.
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replied June 18th, 2004
Hiatle Hernia
I have a hiatle now for 5 years I have had tackacardia refluxe numbness in face arms can't swallow heart pauses goes fast man I am telling you to get some previced 30mg proton pump inhibitors it stoped just about every symptom but I am having surgery for a massive diaphramic/hiatle hernia that has disrupted my vegas nerve system good luck tony.
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replied January 19th, 2007
Hi. I too have been diagnosed with a sliding hiatal hernia, as well as barrett esophagus. Has anyone else experienced middle back pain and chest tightness as a result? Also, is it regular for doctors to advise against hernia repair surgery? I don't want to have to live with this for the rest of my life, and the nexium isn't doing much. I can't take any painkillers, and antispasmodics are hardly effective. Any advice?
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replied April 25th, 2011
Sliding Hiatus Hernia
Hi Raene.I was told a few weeks ago that i have a sliding Hiatus Hernia and i am one of thoughs people that cant seem to find anything to help. I am not in pain but have been put on Somac,Nexium,Pariet and Ranitidine. None of which did any good i had alergic reactions to them all so am now not taking any thing.
I have been for tests at one specilist and now waiting to go for more tests a Panendoscopy so dont know what will happen at this one. Like you i cant take pain killer only Panamax its the only thing that helps untill the pain gets two bad. But thats with other things not this.I wish you luck and hope you find some help soon. Yvonne
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replied December 16th, 2011
I was allergic to antacids, made me get candida infections, we are now looking into the possibility of not having enough stomach acid do some research on google you will be surprised
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replied May 5th, 2011
I'm exactly the same, Im only 23 just found out about it, Im thinking I was surgery I don't want this pain and my life to be dictated by it, has anyone had the op? Can you get keyhole surgery? good stories and bad stories please, I need to know what I'm getting myself in for!
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replied June 23rd, 2011
Hiatus hernia relief
I have occasional bouts of severe pain that lasts for 3 to 4 hours, usually late at night. If your hernia is hiatus - stomach getting squeezed by the top of your diaphram muscles - it is this muscle that needs to relax to release the hernia. I mostly get mine when I eat heavy, fatty or 'sticky' foods. No pain killer helps, not one bit. This video is helpful, I have tried the water and jumping trick and it does help. If I start having pain I actually go for a run and this keeps it at bay. But since it's usually midnight or later, not always the best option!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX0zKB2_-UM &feature=related
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replied March 25th, 2012
hiatal hernia repair.
Louis_yeh, I have had surgery to repair a hiatal hernia and it was very painful after wards, but it worked for about 4 years and because I have GERD it is back and is really bad now. The one thing you need to consider about the surgery is that after it you will barely be able to eat, because how tight they make it when they do it. You will be put on a liquid diet at first for about a week. Then you can start eating real food, but beware if you eat to fast the food will get stuck in food pipe and you will end up throwing up and it sucks. Also after the surgery if for any reason you throw up after it you could die, because you will tear the work they did to fix it and could start bleeding internally and in most cases you can die. Your doctor will tell you these things and dont let them keep feeding you pills it just makes it worse. They did it to me for 5 years before they would let me have the fix so insist on it so you can get on with your life. Also it will take any where from 3 to 6 months to be able to eat normal at least it took that long for me..

Hope this helps you
Darren Davies
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replied November 18th, 2011
I have this Too
I have had the same pain in the chest. I have been told I have a Hiatal Hernia. Everytime I excercise and do high impact aerobics I get this scary sharp pain!
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replied February 15th, 2012
sliding hietal hernias
to stop the pain drink some water the weight of the water brings the stomach back to where it belongs stopping all the pressure and pain
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replied February 15th, 2012
sliding hietal hernias
to stop the pain drink some water the weight of the water brings the stomach back to where it belongs stopping all the pressure and pain
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replied February 5th, 2007
I was diagnosed with a hiatus hernia last year and have managed to control mine mainly through the use of lansoprazole and diet the more weight I loose the better it seems to get as well as staying away from certain foods.

Recently though I had a stomach bug (3 days ago) and was very sick for a day, once the sickness had passed so the pain has begun once again I am acute pain identical to allisonk is experiencing (very painful symptoms, such as, chest pain, fullness under my breast bone and rib cage, back pain.). I cannot stand, sit or lay flat on my back the only way that I am remotely comfortable is laying a slight angle in bed. Is there and pain relief that anyone can suggest whilst this discomfort passes.
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replied May 5th, 2011
Hi Scottjohnlucas.
I am so sorry that you are in so much pain, I know the feeling only to well,But i have got mutabale things things so am in pain all the time at the moment.
I am waiting for an operation on my knee and now the other one has gone as well. Still haven't been able to take anything for the hernia every thing i have tryed i had to stop because of the reactions i have to every thing. Had to come off things for osteoprosis as that afectted the things i was trying for the hernia.
Good luck i hope you find some thing to help you very soon
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replied October 14th, 2007
In Pain With Hiatus Hernia
Hi I too was diagnosed with a hiatus hernia about 4/5 years ago, which comes and goes, but the last couple of weeks I have been really bad, I have got really bad pain in my stomach and bad back ache, the worst time is in the morning when i wake up about 6am in really bad pain and uncomfortable, is this normal? as i dont remember it being this bad before?

The doctor has perscribed me tablets but they dont seem to be working

thanks
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replied September 12th, 2011
hiatus hernia and back ache
i have had a small sliding hiatus hernia for 3 yrs now....i usually dont experience any stomach or chest pain but unstoppable burps at night or after a meal and usually acid reflux...but yes in my case the back ache has been persistant....right in the center of my spine.....the GERD irritates and stresses one particular part in the back, in the center and hence the constant mild pain that sometimes becomes severe....two herbal things that have been helping me with the acid reflux are lime shots (2 lemons in half a cup warm water with 1tsp ginger extract ) and carom seeds/bishop's weed (roasted n slightly salted with rock salt)...just old indian remedies for digestion....theyre doin what the strongest proton pump inhibitors couldnt...diet moitoring is a must..have left red meat and alcohol...no cigarettes anymore...and it still gets bad each time i sneak out and grab even a slightly sinful dinner.....a mild massage and heat fomentation may help the backache....and herbal balms may help too.., just remember the pain is directly proportional to the level of acid reflux...so try and control that...
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replied January 20th, 2008
Hiatus hernia - pain in left ear
Hi, I have been diagnosed with hiatus hernia, less than 2 cms, 3 years ago. I used to experience pain in left ear which got worse with spicy foods, alcohol, physical exertion. I was advised to tilt my bed and today I can say I am 40% better when it comes to that I can get back to some less strenuous physical activities, drink alcohol once a week. I brought my bed to normal position some days ago and pain in left ear reverted back after about 2 days.

I am wondering will this sleeping by tilting bed be a life long problem now? Could surgery help fix this problem once and for all?
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replied March 20th, 2008
Hiatal Hernia
Hello dear hernia friends,

I have the same problem and even the breathing after eating problem only one thing works for me and that's Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar if you take this you will not have problems and if you do it's very rare the hernia flare up. I started using this after I read about it and honestly it works.
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replied November 26th, 2011
How often do you take the vinegar? I'm having such a problem with the belching. I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia last year.
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replied December 31st, 2011
Dear Nirt,Taking vinegar, even a good product as the one mentioned seems to go against the idea of avoiding acidic foods. However, I am getting desperate, as my symptoms are getting worse. Did you ever find out the dosage of the vinegar, and how often. Hope you are feeling better. SaraSnow
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replied December 31st, 2011
Dear jaydenmh,
I have a hiatal hernia and it used to be managed with the help of a chiropractor. Now, it seems to be getting worse. I read with interest your use of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar. I happened to have it in my pantry. It seems to go against the theory of avoiding anything acidic, but when you are in deep pain, (as I have been for the last few days) you will try anything. My question is the how much and how often. Thanks. SaraSnow
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replied January 19th, 2009
Hiatus hernia
I too suffer,what i have found is do not eat chocolate, alcohol, tomotoes, fizzy drinks, tomotoes. If I do eat anything from the above list I wake up in pain in my arm back and neck. If I dont eat anything from above I am better. I agree that loosing weight helps. I have lost 8 lbs so far and feeling a little better.
diet is a big factor. Keep meal sizes small also helps/
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replied January 28th, 2009
RE: What helped ME
Hi everyone. I currently have some gallbladder issues, but I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia about 5 years ago, and what helped me was this:
I would drink warm tall glass of water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning so it would fill my stomach, then, I would stand on the first step of our stairs and just fall back down on the lower floor level, falling back on my heels. The point of doing this was to pull the weight of the water in the stomach downwards (gravity) so it pulls the stomach sliding it down under the diaphragm, and it worked for me very well. I was miserable for months, until I found this treatment. It's safe, easy and successful if done correctly. I would suggest it, though I am not a doctor. Please check with your doctor if you would like to try this technique, to make sure it is ok for you, personally, to do it. Just wanted to share it with you all.
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replied December 16th, 2011
water exercise for hiatal hernia
I'm confused about how exactly to do this. I live in an apaprtment and only have cement stairs. Any other suggestions on how to do this?!?!
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replied April 19th, 2012
gall bladder
what did you finally do about the gall bladder ? thanks sherry
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replied March 9th, 2009
Hiatus Hernia
Hi, I am 48 and just been diagnosed with a hiatus hernia. I'm on Nexium, which helps significantly with the heartburn but I still get attacks. When I get these attacks, they are very bad (sharp grabbing pain in my lower abdomin up into my chest area, nausea and diarhea). I just had one that lasted for 2 days. Does anyone else get these severe symptoms? Also, are there any specific foods to stay away from?
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replied July 20th, 2011
Hi. Yes, I have the same symptoms, the sharp attacks you feel. Only had those occasionally though (once every 6 months or so), then it would go away. I finally saw my doctor and was told I have GERD, presribed me with meds. Was refered to a specialist who does endoscopies and discovered that I have a small hiatal hernia. I found out that some chiropractors work with people who have the hernias, and can help restore it back to normal. I have an appt. tomorrow. I'll try anything right now. When you get the pain, do you feel like it's your diaphram? like someone just hit you hard in the gut? that's the feeling I get. Good Luck to you!
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replied March 12th, 2009
Re: Hiatus Hernia
Hi. Well, the hernia itself shouldn't cause any diarrhea and the pain shouldn't be in the lower abdomen-meaning in the navel region (see if that's not from gluten, wheat, dairy and other food allergies). But the grabbing pain that's in the chest area and the nausea, are most likely from the hernia. Eat in small portions and often. I cannot tell you how much this has helped. Also, the water exercise I have mentioned above in my prior post, that made my hernia smaller than it was. They thought I needed surgery. I hope this helps. Again, I am not a doctor. Please check with your practitioner if you have severe pain and consult in regards to the possibility of food allergies. Gluten, wheat and dairy became hard to tolerate for me, even though I had no problems most of my life...It does get better.
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replied March 19th, 2009
Hi
I had and Endoscopy and Colonoscopy on Tuesday
and they found a 5cm Slider.
I've been getting pain under my Ribs/ upper ab and a kind of pressing pain in my back right on my spine at about, or just above sternum level.
Do Hiatus Hernia cause such pains.
When I look on the internet for Hiatus symptoms it says nothing about back pains, so am confussed?
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replied April 2nd, 2009
Hiatus Hernia Back Pain
I use to suffer the exact same pain, from back pain in my upper spinal region and under my left scapular; following surgery, I don't have either any more. I also use to get the same pain under my ribs and upper abs which I no longer have.
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replied May 5th, 2011
Do you advise surgery? what are the complications?! should I do it?
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replied May 5th, 2011
Hi Louis. I see your posts are very recent, while a few of the others are from a while ago.
I'm also looking at the GERD and heartburn forum.
I haven't yet been diagnosed with a hiatus hernia, but I'm waiting to see a specialist. A few months ago my symptoms went from simply bad breath, to me thinking I was having heart problems. I think that led to panic at some of those times too which intensified the symptoms.
Now that I know what's happening, I'm much more at ease. Unfortunately I still have the weird chest, stomach, arm and back pains, and I'm waitin to get to the real cause of it all. My main concerns right now are that I start a new job in a week, after settling back in my home country, and my breath is nasty. And if we leave this for too long I've read that the acid not being in he stomach where it belongs can cause some unwanted trouble, even cancer.
An operation will certainly not be my first choice. I'd like to try all other options first. But I do need to get this fixed.
I wish you luck.
Nick
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replied April 2nd, 2009
Hiatus Hernia Operation Experience
I’d like to share my experiences from my operation as I feel it’s important to inform how major this surgery is and how, in the line of adversity, there comes a favourable outcome.

Firstly don’t let my experiences put anyone off having this surgery as I went through 22 years of pain, cramps, being bloated, sleeplessness, breathlessness, etc, before a bout of acute gastro enteritis revealed some serious problems, where I had no option but to have surgery.
During my time in hospital with acute gastro enteritis the previous year, I had a scan that revealed a very large tear in my diaphragm and a number of my major organs and a large proportion of my bowel had gone into my chest cavity and basically squashed my left lung to less than a third of its size.
I went into surgery for my HH on June 2nd 2008 with the view that key hole would be the approach; unfortunately when the surgeons team went in, they found that the volume in my chest was too great and had to open me up. They brought everything down and inserted a titanium plate in my diaphragm to bridge the gap. Following that, I went into intensive care, where, a few days later, a scan revealed that the plate had come away and my internals had gone back into my chest, so I had to go through the procedure again, followed by being returned to intensive care on life support and ‘wired for sound’.
Unfortunately a few weeks later, a further scan revealed what they thought was waste on my lung from a perforated bowel so I had to go for further major surgery to take my left lung out through my back, clean it up and put it back.
In total I spent 56 days in intensive care, 30 of which I was in a coma, and been out of hospital for 8 months and trying to get back to some normality. I look a bit like a chess board now from all the scares but more importantly I’m alive and back to work.
I’ll probably never be fully fit again and I’m very tight inside with a large belly on me that I’ve never had, but I’m still here, my wife has her moaning husband back and my children have their nagging dad back.
I don’t want my experiences to put anyone off having this surgery as my condition was far more extreme than most people; I’m more than happy to help offer advice on surgery and recovery, and indeed what to expect post operation. “Good Luck”
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replied April 19th, 2009
hatius hernia
have had very severe symptoms for 5mths.have heart probs so was screened for heart attack,blood clots etc conclusion acid reflux was given lansaprazole 30mg didnt even touch it,after suffering nausea,vomiting,breathlessness,altered state when i lie down,chest pain,throat pain my gp increased the dose 2x30mg still little improvement.awaiting gastric scope 8wks now and wont be seen until end of june gp thinks there may be an ulcer aswell.am exhausted through lack of sleep and weight loss.i hope all who suffer like me get the help they deserve.so much for being a t total vegaterian.much love @ hope.paws.
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replied April 26th, 2009
Hiatal Hernia
My symptoms began in Nov. 2008 with a severe case of hives. After this, I've had back pain on the right side (flank area)and discomfort under my right rib cage. Cannot lift heavy things or any straining such as vacuuming or mopping, lots of belching. I haven't been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. But with all the research I've done, seems like it is. I had an abdominal scan and ultrasound that showed my gallbladder fine and just a small cyst in my kidney that shouldn't be causing any of this. Mylanta helps a little. Need to go back to doctor to see if he agrees with my diagnosis. =/
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replied April 30th, 2009
hiatus hernia
hi everyone, today my husband has been diagnosed with a hiatus hernia and oesophagus. He has been sick every day 4 or 5 times a day sometimes more for the past 9 weeks. This has made him v.unwell with no energy and off work also. He has had biopsies taken and will get the results in 2 weeks time. Does anyone else have the symptoms of being sick all the time as i have read through most of these posts and no one mentions being sick all the time. he was taken antacids the first few weeks but the doctor took him of these as he was bringing all medication back up whole. The hospital have said for him to take ppi aswell. I'm quite worried there is also something else wrong, can anyone else help. ( He is 28, 9stone and has a reasonably good diet to, does not smoke or drink much either.) Many thanks.
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replied April 30th, 2009
hiatus hernia
I too have some of the symptoms that you all are mentioning. I have a sliding hiatus hernia. But they also found that I have a gallbladder problem. It is only functioning at 12% (normal is between 35% and 75%). Anyway a sonogram showed no stones, barium swallow showed 5cm sliding hiatus hernia, and labs showed no problem with the gall bladder. Then I had the hyda scan. This is were they found the gall bladder problem. Many hiatus hernia symptoms are similar to gall bladder. They are now thinking about surgery. Most recent surgeon said that I need to go to a surgeon who can do both. I am worried. Has anyone had both done? Or just their hiatus hernia? Last year I had a hernia in the groin area repaired, no problem. These latest two are worrying me.
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